Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess deal with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. Written by
Katherine Paterson wrote her novel in 1977 as a way of helping her 8-year-old son recover from a traumatic incident - his best friend was struck by lightning and killed. The son - David Paterson - grew up to become the film's producer. See more »
When Leslie gives Jess his birthday present on the school bus, her hair is covering her left ear in shots from one angle, and is behind her left ear from other angles. See more »
[speaking about the Bible]
You have to believe it, and you hate it. I don't have to believe it, and I think it's beautiful.
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Typo at the ending credits (from 90:38 to 95:11 on the DVD). At 94:13 (where it is mentioned in the actors' commentary), a drawing in the background of a Squogre is labeled "Squorge". See more »
I have read about 30 reviews on here about this movie, many of them saying this film is not for kids. While I do understand where some parents may be coming from, I have to disagree. I personally read this book when I was in 5th grade. That was 11 years ago, yet somehow that book still sticks in my mind. I honestly had completely forgotten what the book was about, but I remember it being about two kids. Therefore, seeing the movie was like experiencing the story all over again. I DO think this is a good movie for children 10+. Like I already mentioned I was 11 when I read the book for the first time and I remember it having quite a positive impact on me. I didn't remember the novel or what it was about, however I did remember that it touched me in a way that very few books ever did. Kids 10+ need to see this movie.
Death is not something to fear. It is just a passing from one stage in life to the next.
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